Happy Birthday Mary Shelley! Today marks the 215th birthday of the English novelist who most famously penned the gothic novel Frankenstein, first published in London in 1818.
What better way to celebrate the occasion than by reading a new novel inspired by Shelley’s landmark literary debut? Earlier this month, Overlook Press was pleased to release MONSTER by Dave Zeltserman (You can get a sneak read of chapter one here!).
In nineteenth-century Germany, one young man counts down the days until he can marry his beloved . . . until she is found brutally murdered, and the young man is accused of the crime. Broken on the wheel and left for dead, he awakens on a lab table, transformed into an abomination. Friedrich must bide his time while he rebuilds his strength, waiting for the day when he can take his revenge on his tormentor—Victor Frankenstein.
Paranormal and gripping in the tradition of the best work of Stephen King and Justin Cronin, MONSTER is a gruesome parable of control and vengeance, and an ingenious tribute to one of literature’s greatest works.
Praise for MONSTER
“This imaginative "revisionist" novel by thriller writer Zeltsersman is narrated by the man who woke up on Victor Frankenstein's lab table and found himself transformed into the monster.”—Newsday
“Now when people tell you “Frankenstein is the doctor, not the monster,” just tell them to read Zeltserman’s fine novel. —Ed Siegel, WBUR – NPR
“A graphic, brutal story with heart and soul.”—Crimespree Magazine
imaginative and grotesque novel from the revisionist perspective of the monster.—Booklist, starred review
“A surprisingly profound reimagining of the Mary Shelley horror classic Frankenstein (1818).”—BN.com
“A tale of justice, true love, and ultimate forgiveness, this gruesome novel is perfect for fans of Stephen King and similar horror stories.”—Foreword Magazine
“One of Zeltserman’s very best.”—Bookgasm.com
“MONSTER is a book that horror fans and literature aficionados can read with equal gusto.”—Bookreporter.com